Relive your youth and experience the thrill of running cross country in this fun 5k (3.1 mile) trail race at Stratton Brook Park in Simsbury, CT.
This race is a brand-new addition to the 33rd Annual Stratton Brook XC Invitational which showcases the speed of over 20 area high school XC teams. Participants will follow the same scenic 3.1 mile course as the high schoolers - which include a few covered bridge crossings and short, but challenging hills. Trail shoes are not necessary, but will help you get better footing on the dirt trails.
The race will start around 3pm after the last high school race and will be professionally chip-timed. The overall male and female winners will receive a gift certificate for a pair of Saucony shoes. Additionally, each age group winner (<18,19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+) will also receive an award (no double-dipping).
This is a great event for those who are new to running and for those who want to experience trail running on a well maintained course. Walkers and kids are welcome. Experience how fun a run in the woods with friends can be!
Click here to register online or download the paper application and mail it to Fleet Feet Sports, Hartford. The first 100 registrants will get a free Saucony tech tee valued at $25. Proceeds will be donated to the Simsbury High School XC Team to defray the costs of hosting this invitational.